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Mr. Toad's Wild Ride 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: 1st bolted lead - Max Lurie
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Mike A. Lewis on May 5, 2017

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BETA PHOTO: Max Lurie on the first bolted ascent.

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This is a great little route with delicate moves down low, lots of jugs and sidepulls in the middle, and a stem problem at the top. The crux is moving from the slab through the clean face into the upper groove.


This route goes up the orange granitic face toward the left side of the River Wall. This is the last "taller" route, as the cliff slabs out just left of this route.


6 bolts and 2 anchor bolts/chains.

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By Dom R
From: Estes Park, Colorado
May 12, 2017

Fun but needs some more traffic. While I was lowering, I brushed some dirt/pebbles and stuff off the better holds and broke off a few of the crumbling holds to try and help. Toprope traffic should help this along over time.
By Alex Mandrila
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 27, 2017

I really enjoyed the variety of moves on this route. I agree with Dom. Make sure to warn your belayer to wear a helmet or stay alert while these routes are still fresh. Many thanks to all who spent time bolting and cleaning.
By Daniel Joder
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 11, 2017

A really fun route. At the crux "headwall", we a used a right foot way out on the right on a small flake on the smooth face--a flake which may eventually split off as more folks climb this, possibly making it slightly harder.

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